In Jordan, pre-consumer textile waste from ready-made-garment (RMG) production is still prevalently disposed of in municipal landfills. An initial assessment of textile waste composition and contributing factors, carried out by adelphi and GIZ as part of a pre-study, has shown that the purchasing practices of international buyers as well as existing policy barriers significantly contribute to the increasing amount of pre-consumer textile waste generated in the local RMG sector.
The project is part of the “Green Action in Enterprises” (GAIN) initiative as well as the project “Promotion of Multi-Stakeholder Projects for Sustainable Textile Supply Chains” (MAP), implemented by the “Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit” (GIZ) on behalf of the “Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development” (BMZ). Through this project, MAP in partnership with GAIN is seeking to identify opportunities to minimise textile and garment waste, including recycling, upcycling and reuse measures in the Al-Hassan Industrial Estate and selected factories within.
The specific activities will comprise an exemplary analysis of waste generation, the implementation of pilot measures in selected enterprises in the Al-Hassan Industrial Estate as well as an assessment of waste reduction. The project further foresees the engagement of international buyer representatives to explore possible ways forward to reducing final-stage and post-production waste. In support of this, the efforts of the project will also focus on working with the government and industry counterparts towards adjusting the enabling policy framework for enhanced circularity.
As part of the project, adelphi is in charge of the overall coordination, backstopping, implementation and quality control of this project. adelphi will further contribute to all activities in the project and aims to extend their impact beyond the scope of the project by facilitating up-scaling and replication to other sectors and industrial parks.